Ask An Abortion Doula 12 – Crisis Navigation: Locked-Down, Not Locked Out

By Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson is an abortion doula and Ph.D. student in religious studies at the University of Alberta. She is the author of the Humanist Ceremonies Handbook (Humanist Press, 2018) and the upcoming The Companion: An Abortion Doula Handbook. You can visit her on her website www.electriceelpond.com.  Here she talks about abortion providers navigating … Continue reading

Ask Melissa 2 – Territorial in the Provinces, Provincial in the Mental Territory: The Provinces’ and the Territories’ Biology Education Contexts

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Melissa Story lives in Eastern Ontario with her husband and three cats. She studied Advertising & Public Relations at St. Lawrence College in Kingston. She worked in the events industry for a few years, before returning to post-secondary to pursue a degree in Psychology. She received … Continue reading

Humanism and prostitution

By Ian Bushfield — The Ontario Court of Appeal today upheld an earlier ruling that the federal laws banning “bawdy houses” (brothels) is unconstitutional. They further ruled that the law against “living on the avails” of prostitution could only apply to exploitative relationships. Finally, they overturned an earlier ruling and upheld the ban … Continue reading

Canada, a relatively irreligious place

By Ian Bushfield — The latest poll from Leger Marketing asked the standard “who will you vote for” type questions, but then dug deeper to try to expose a difference between Quebec and the rest of Canada. One question in particular sparked my interest. They asked “Do you personally consider yourself as … Continue reading

Ask Takudzwa 14 – Soft Spots in Legislation

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Takudzwa Mazwienduna is the informal leader of Zimbabwean Secular Alliance and a member of the Humanist Society of Zimbabwe. This educational series will explore secularism in Zimbabwe from an organizational perspective, and some more. Here we talk about areas of concern in legislation. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: If we … Continue reading

Interview with Celia Anne Scott – Former Board Member, Humanist Canada

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Celia Anne Scott is a Former Board Member of Humanist Canada. She “was appointed a Justice of the Peace when she moved to Nova Scotia in 2016. Previously, she had practiced as a Licenced Wedding Officiant in Ontario. She loves officiating, and gets great pleasure in … Continue reading

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